The Talking Chord Chart!

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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The Talking Piano Chord Chart!

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The Talking Piano Chord Chart!

“The World’s Most Helpful Piano Chord Chart”

The Learning Is Almost Automatic!

 

Chord Chart for PianoThe Only Thing Like It In The Entire World

There is nothing remotely like this in the entire world! It is one-of-a-kind, and only available right here. You not only SEEeach chord, but you HEAR each chord, plus I personally explain each chord and how it is formed.

For example, on the 12 major chords you learn to quickly memorize them all by grouping them in logical groups of 3. By the time the first couple minutes are up you’ll have learned half the major chords, and in 5 more minutes you’ll know them all!

After learning all 12 major chords, you’ll learn all 12 minor chords, and since there is only a one-note change between major and minor chords, you’ll know all the minor chords in 10 minutes or less.

Then on to augmented and diminished chords. In another 10 minutes or so, you’ll be playing all of them as well — all 24 or them! That makes a total of 48 chords you will  have learned in about 15 minutes.

     6th and 7th and minor 6th and maj7th chords too!

After you have all the basic 48 chords under your belt, you’ll move on to 6th chords. And again, I will talk you through each chord — you’ll hear EVERY CHORD played and explained while you’re looking at a photo of a hand playing that actual chord! He covers all 12 6th chords, all 12 minor 6th chords, all 12 7th chords, and all 12 major 7th chords — and plays and explains every single one of them.

7 Overwhelming Reasons You Should Own This Talking Chord Chart Now!

  •      You’ll learn all the major, minor, diminished, augmented, 6th, minor 6th, 7th, and major 7th chords! 96 chords in all!
  •      You’ll hear every single chord played, so you’ll be training your ear to hear different chord types!
  •      I hold your hand and talk you through every single chord — all 96 of them. You’ll hear me play each chord, explain each chord, and even show you how to invert and arpeggiate chords. (Are there only 96 chords? No — there are many more, and maybe someday I’ll make another talking chord chart with more advanced chords. But with these 96 chords you can play literally 99% of all the songs in the world!)
  •      It’s cheap! It’s not $100. or $75. or even $50. Take a look at the price! It’s only 39 bucks! And no shipping, since it’s in an e-book format that you download. So thirty nine bucks is the total price — the price of an oil change or half a tank of gas. And the chord chart never wears outyou own it forever. And ever. And ever. And ever. And ever…….
  •      There’s nothing like it anywhere in the world!
  •      It’s short! Just 8 full-color sheets with photos of 12 chords on each sheet. 96 chords total. Nothing to read — just the chord photos and me playing the chords and talking. No boring lectures or any of that. It’s short and right to the point!
  •      You can download it right now — even if it’s 3 in the morning! No waiting.

Piano Chord ChartChords Are The Key To Excitement!

People who play only by reading the written music are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to creating a fuller sound on the songs they play. And while it’s great to be able to read music — and I recommend it — you are “tied to the written music”. You’re limited to what someone else wrote. It’s like having one hand tied behind your back — you are severely limited by the notes printed on the sheet music.

By breaking free of that limitation and plugging chords into the equation, you create a synthesis that is many times more powerful than just playing by reading notes alone!

Now you are free to add fillers and runs and riffs and more colorful chords to your songs.

So whatever you do, learn chords! And this “Talking Chord Chart” is exactly the way to learn chords in a hurry!

Here’s a miniature view of the chart — each actual chord page
fills your entire screen:

96 chords visualized and demonstrated

Click here to see a walkthrough of the Talking Chord Chart

     So there you have it. A powerful yet cheap way to jump into the world of chords in a hurry. I know you’re going to absolutely love it!

     “Duane, you’ve done it again.   What more can a student ask for.
This ebook has all the answers re Chords.  It’s priceless.    It’s a
must have for every student.   With tools like this, who can fail!!
Your expertise is beyond compare and your teaching technique unbeatable.”

Lydia, Canada (March 3, 2008 e-mail on file)

     Thanks and enjoy! Click on the order button below to get started right away.

      Duane

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     The Amazing Talking Piano Chord Chart — not $100. or even $50.
but just $39. — Total! And you can download it right now! Click below:

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P.S. In just 2 minutes or so you can be hearing, playing and learning all the 96 chordscovered in this “Talking Chord Chart” Click on the order button above and get started right now. You will be taken to a download page where you can download the chart and get going right away – no waiting.

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Chords & Music Theory In Piano Playing

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Piano Lessons: Make Sure They Include
Chords & Music Theory!

Proper piano instruction is an element extremely vital to learning the instrument well. Though it’s very possible to be a self-taught piano player, piano lessons can really increase the speed and efficiency with which one learns the instrument. That’s not to say that great piano instruction makes great piano players overnight; even the most naturally talented pianists still play for years before they consider themselves advanced. But proper piano lesson instructions will maximize those years to the fullest and ensure that the student is learning the correct techniques.
Though teaching styles always vary from instructor to instructor, piano instruction generally covers the same basic areas: fingering, , music reading, scales, technique, and sight reading. The early lessons will cover fingering and posture, making sure the student knows how to hold his or her hands and where to put them on the keys; series of scales practiced repeatedly will be the basis of this area. Piano instruction will then move on to notation essentials, starting with the basics of notes and key signatures and time signatures and then moving forward to more advanced concepts in rhythm, tempo and dynamics.

Piano Lessons: Make Sure They Include

Chords & Music Theory!

    

Many of these concepts are introduced into the piano instruction while the student is learning to read music, a practice that runs through the entire course of the piano instruction. Teachers will assign short, easy pieces to kick start the student’s music reading knowledge and eventually move forward to more advanced pieces. Sight reading, the ability to play a piece of music without ever having seen it, is sometimes placed sporadically throughout the piano instruction, after a student is fairly well-versed in reading music.

One crucial element of piano playing that is often left out of traditional piano lessons is the study and practice of chords and music theory. To learn to read music without understanding the theory behind the music and the chords and chord progressions that form the music is almost like teaching a surgeon to cut without understanding the human anatomy and it’s interrelated parts. The student will be able to play the piano from a piece of sheet music, but take that music away or have it blow off the piano and he or she is immediately in big trouble.

There is a famous anecdote about a lady who was a concert pianist and could impress people with her playing, yet when asked to play “Happy Birthday” at a party had to decline with great embarrassment because she didn’t have sheet music for the song handy. To be tied to the written music is a shame, when learning chords and music theory adds so much to the value of piano instruction.

Given a healthy dose of music theory and chord instruction mixed in, all of the other elements of piano instruction eventually begin to work hand in hand. Piano instruction then becomes an intricate web of gaining bits of detailed knowledge little by little and understanding the music that’s being played without fully realizing that it’s being gained.

Having access to piano lesson videos greatly speeds up the learning curve, so whether you take private lessons or do it on your own, try to latch on to some piano lesson videos. They will save you lots of time and make fingering and chords much clearer.

Then playing the piano becomes more fun and a joyful event that can be shared with full understanding of the theory and form that lies behind each song.
Original article  at http://www.playpiano.com/Articles/26-musictheory&chords.htm

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Adults Can Learn To Play The Keyboard At Any Age…Why not you?

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Play Keyboard!

Adults Can Learn To Play The Keyboard At Any Age

Why not you?

If you are interested in learning the keyboard or piano and want to learn from the comfort of your own home, online keyboard lessons are the way to go. Many sites offer you the instruction you need to begin playing the piano now.
By performing a simple search with phrases like “Keyboard Lessons Online” or “Piano Lessons Online,” you will open up a world of resources. Each of the sites you visit will teach in a different style. When looking for keyboard lessons on the web, you need to choose the method that suits your learning style.

You can find instruction from places that have only a web presence. The other option is to find a music education facility in your area and ask if they have an online learning program. The benefit of this is access to resources at their facility, such as music books and an instructor you can meet. You can take online lessons and have the hometown one-on-one support you may need.

For those that prefer straight web teaching, online sites that offer all their resources at the click of a mouse are plentiful. Consider the following when choosing keyboard lessons online:

* Use proper search phrases as mentioned above, but with variations. You will find a variety of sites to enable you to make an informed decision. Try other search phrases, such as “Play Piano,” “Piano Playing,” “Keyboard Courses Online,” and “Play Keyboard.” Come up with your own variations and see what happens.

Click on www.pianolessonsbyvideo.com to learn all about it
* If you find personal instructors, familiarize yourself with their credentials. Do they have the knowledge to guide you properly through the online lessons?

* It’s great to learn with others. Does the online piano teaching site have a forum for students to chat with one another about lessons and other musical topics? With a members’ forum, you don’t have to feel isolated in your piano study.

* The cost of learning the piano through an online course may be LESS than you would pay at a local music studio. Why? Because you don’t have to drive to lessons, worry about cancellations, etc. – plus – you can study with teachers who know WAY more than a local teacher and have taught sucessfully for many years!

* Consider whether you want to study with text and accompanying diagrams or something more. Some sites offer audio instruction, and some offer both audio and video lessons. Many offer e-books for download as part of online learning.
* Look at keyboard lesson sites that combine practical playing with theory lessons. Sometimes it pays to know the elements that make up what you’re playing. This allows for deeper understanding of the piece as a whole.

Keyboard lessons from home afford you the opportunity to learn at you own pace on your own time. You do not have to worry about getting to a lesson on time because you’re stuck in traffic. Keyboard lessons online are great for those with time-constraints. They’re available 24/7 and are waiting for you now.

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You Can Use Both Hands To Form Chords!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Playing Blues, Boogie, & R&B

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Would you like to become a ‘Boogie-man’ or a ‘Boogie-lady’?

Blues, boogie, Rhythm & Blues piano playing   

“Playing Blues, Boogie, & R&B”
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     What a great course! If you’ve ever wanted to play “the blues”, or any variation of the blues, such as boogie, R&B (rhythm and blues), Kansas City rhythms, Chicago Blues, and some forms of rock, then you absolutely MUST latch onto this course!

     The 12-bar blues is all-American. It developed right here, and until the last few years, it’s main musicians were right here in the US. I had the privilege not long ago of standing on the corner of Bourbon St. and listening to the musicians in Preservation Hall play some of the most authentic blues I’ve ever heard.

     You simply play 12 measures of the same chord progression over and over, each time improvising some different melody on top of those changes. And those changes are:

The 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression

4 bars of the I chord

2 bars of the IV chord

2 bars of the I chord

1 bar of the V chord

1 bar of the IV chord

2 bars of the I chord

      

  The 7th is usually added to each chord — so if the I chord is F, you would usually play F7 — that is kind of assumed in the blues.

     The structure of the 12 bar blues is very simple. And since it is fun, play it over and over again until you get the sounds you want!

      The “melody” of the 12-bar blues is something that each musician makes up as he/she goes along. It is based on the blues scale, which is a bit different than the regular diatonic scale we all grew up with — it includes all those “regular” notes, but also uses the flat 3rd, the flat 5th, and the flat 7th degrees of the scale.      
     

 The “blues scale” is really a combination of the major diatonic scale (the “regular” scale we all grew up with) plus three additional notes:

The flatted 3rd;

 The flatted 5th (or sharp 4th — same thing);

   The flatted 7th;

     So the blues scale really contains 11 notes — the 8 of the normal diatonic scale — and the 3 “blue notes”. 

     These are used in various combinations, as we shall see, to create a “bluesy sound”.

     The blues started  not as a piano style, but as a vocal style, and of course the human voice can sing “in the cracks” between the notes on the keyboard. So when we play blues on the keyboard, we try to imitate the human voice by playing BOTH the 3rd and the flat 3rd — BOTH the 5th and the flat 5th — BOTH the 7th and the flat 7th. We would play in the cracks if we could, but we can’t, so we do the best we can by combining the intervals to imitate the quarter steps that a human voice can sing. (Certain instruments can do that too — for example, the trombone. Since it has a slide, it can hit an infinite number of tones between any two keyboard notes.)

      In this course you’ll learn how the 12-Bar Blues is formed. Then you’ll play along with Duane as he plays a blues bass line for you. Rhythm & blues is next. Then you’ll learn about the old “barrel-house” styles, and work through a basis boogie-woogie pattern. Then you’ll learn some specific techniques used in blues playing, and by the end of the course you’ll be jamming on some blues riffs. Great piano course!

Click here for more info: http://www.playpiano.com/musical-courses/blues-boogie-R&B-12bar-blues.htm

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